JRK Washington highlights fun yet COVID-19 compliant events in and around Tacoma
The local event scene in Tacoma, WA is one of the many bright spots of living in Boulders at Puget Sound. But with the current pandemic, some of them had to be postponed or canceled. Don’t fret, though—many have been modified for this new normal era, allowing people to enjoy them without worrying about their well-being.
JRK Washington, the luxury apartment’s developer, says that, like everybody else, many of their residents have been eager to go outdoors. That said, most also understand the risks involved, so they choose to participate in virtual or modified public events instead. JRK says: “It’s true that necessity is the mother of invention. Given the shelter-in-place orders, organizers were quick to adapt the format of their events for the current circumstances. Our residents eagerly look forward to experiencing them despite the changes.”
Fall Events for Boulders at Puget Sound Residents
There’s never a shortage of fun things to experience in Tacoma, WA, which remains true even today. JRK Washington says that the lively community and colorful local culture were among the reasons they chose to build a luxury apartment in the area. From community markets, car shows, and art exhibits, there’s plenty to be excited about. Below are just some of the events happening in the month ahead:
In the Spirit Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition Runs until October 25th
Started in 2006, this event celebrates the best emerging talents in the native arts field. An esteemed jury handpicks all exhibited pieces from hundreds of submissions. For its 15th edition, In the Spirit Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition will be held virtually for the first time. There will be 24 exquisite pieces on display this year, all of which are accessible for free through the event website. Many of the artworks are for sale, and people can learn more about the process of creating them through the artist statements.
Tacoma Farmers Market
925 Broadway (between 9th and 11th), Tacoma, WA. Runs until October 29th
This long-running farmers market is now in its 30th year and is home to over 80 vendors who provide the best fruits, vegetables, seafood, and artisanal crafts in Tacoma. If you’re looking for the freshest, healthiest ingredients, this is the place to be. In light of the pandemic, the organizers are implementing some changes to the shopping experience. Buyers can now prepay for purchases so they can pick them up at the venue. People will also be required to wear masks and properly observe social distancing while shopping.
Virtual Interactive Basic Wine Tasting 101
Visiting a vineyard tour might be out of the question now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a wine tasting at home. Château de Pommard in France offers a virtual interactive event where you can sample three world-class wines from its vineyard. The lessons cover everything from how to read wine labels, taste wines properly, and store wine bottles. Sign up for the event and pay for the wines, and they will deliver to your doorstep. Links to the virtual chat group will be sent via email before the event.
Virtual Harry Potter Location Tour of London
The kids (and kids-at-heart) also have a virtual event to look forward to, and it features one of the most beloved book characters of all time: Harry Potter. This activity takes participants on a virtual tour of key locations for the Harry Potter movies, such as King’s Cross Station, Covent Garden, Millennium Bridge, and Borough Market. Keep your camera and microphone on as this virtual tour is interactive—you’ll even be sorted into one of the four Hogwarts houses!
Beyond the Backyard: A New Habitat Challenge September 26th
Part scavenger hunt, part dare: Beyond the Backyard is an interactive fundraising event designed specifically for the new normal. Participants form a group of three to eight members, and they have to complete timed challenges under four categories: Physical, Find, Skill, and Fun. All the challenges can be done separately by participating teams in their backyard or neighborhood, following all the state’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. The challenges are delivered via the event app, and people send in a photo to prove they’ve completed the tasks. It’s ideal for all ages and all ability levels.
Caffeine and Gasoline: Race Cars
Griot’s Garage, 3333 South 38th St, Tacoma, WA.
Griot’s Garage holds themed car exhibits on the first Saturday of each month, and for October, it’s putting the spotlight on a particular type of vehicle: the race car. As the event name suggests, Coffee and Gasoline starts early, but you can expect free freshly brewed coffee and fresh-off-the-oven donuts to get your motor running. But what will send your heart racing are the tons of race cars on display. This is one of the rare events you can find supercars, street rods, tuner cars, and racing machines all on the same lot. Note though that standard safety protocols will be implemented during the event, such as wearing masks and observing proper social distancing.
Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival
2727 East “D” Street, Tacoma, WA
October 22nd – 25th
Because of the pandemic, it’s easy to forget that the holidays are just around the corner. During this time, it pays to start early with your holiday shopping. Luckily, the Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival is an annual event that showcases the best holiday presents you could hope to find. Over 550 vendors sell handmade items, specialty foods, glass & woodwork, holiday & home decor, jewelry, clothing, and more. There are even demonstrations where you can learn new holiday recipes from chefs. Of course, what’s a holiday convention without a giant Christmas tree and a photo op with Santa Claus.
JRK Washington is confident that brighter days are ahead
JRK Washington believes that the future holds even more enjoyable activities—whether virtual or real-life. The developer also announces that they have vacancies in Boulders at Puget Sound. These include one- to three-bedroom units that are perfect for empty nesters or young families. The luxury apartment also has deluxe amenities such as a 24-hour gym, a resort-style pool, and a full-size basketball court.
Interested parties may send their application through this online portal.
BOILERPLATE COMPANY DESCRIPTION: JRK Washington offers attractive and modernized apartments and hotel rooms to rent and reserve throughout the United States. JRK believes that tenants and guests deserve convenience, comfort and a place they can come home to. You can count on friendly, exceptional staff and their personalized service.